EV company gets £1.5m investment for charging points across the UK

A electric vehicle charging company is set to help increase the roll-out of charging points across the country after securing a £1.5m investment. Elmtronics, which is the leading independent provider of charging points, has raised the funding from the North East Venture Fund (NEVF), which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia, […]

BT trialling “world’s most secure network” for connected cars

BT has announced it’s working with Cambridge-based start-up Nu-Quantum and other research organisations as part of a world-first trial of end-to-end quantum-secured communications for 5G and connected cars. The company says its AIRQKD trial uses its expertise in building quantum-secure networks using an essentially un-hackable technique called Quantum Key Distribution which shares encryption ‘keys’ between […]

Government’s Connected Vehicle Data Research “A big step forward” – TTF

The Transport Technology Forum says the Government’s publication of its Connected Vehicle Data Research shows that technology will be at the core of tomorrow’s transport network. The recommendations covered six key themes, including growing connected vehicle data use, exploiting a national approach, more training and support, making best use of existing assets, offering investment and […]

Council report in Aberdeenshire highlights more spending is needed on road network

Aberdeenshire Council has said if it continues spending the same amount it did last year on infrastructure – roads would only be resurfaced every 441 years. A roads asset management update is due to be given to Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services committee on Thursday. reports the Evening Express. A new report has outlined that as work has […]

Redflex buys machine vision and AI company

Enforcement specialists Redflex Traffic Systems has bought RoadMetric brand and intellectual property including advanced machine vision analytics software and leading-edge artificial intelligence (AI) tools. The Israeli company specialises in transport machine vision, video analytics and AI, and Redflex says the acquisition accelerates its entry into AI and computer vision to enhance and expand its solutions. […]

PA Consulting acquires engineering firm

The Management Consultancy PA Consulting has acquired technology development and engineering company Cooper Perkins. It says Cooper Perkins complements PA’s “end-to-end innovation capabilities” and will support its clients in the health, life sciences, and consumer sectors. PA’s diverse team of experts is responsible for developing world-leading innovations such as Virgin Hyperloop. The US-based Cooper Perkins […]

Leading businesses want plan on air pollution in Spending Review

Fifteen transport businesses and organisations including DPD and Lime have joined forces with environmental law charity ClientEarth to urge the UK government to fast-track action on air pollution. The group says the plan would help provide a roadmap for the period between now and the 2030 ban on petrol and diesel cars introduced as part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point […]


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